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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:47 pm 
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It had been a long winter and spring is finally here. Me and a friend of mine who is a hardcore redfish and snook fisherman planned for a trip to Tampa, Florida for some Redfish from the flats.

We went to Tampa on Thursday, 26/MAR/2009 and fished that evening. We waded in waist deep water for a mile and a half in the bay. I was fishing with my flyrod and my casting distance was within the distance that the fish gets spooked. So I caught nothing with my fly rod that evening. He caught a two nice redfish and a small redfish on 1/8 ounce jig heads with plastic bodies. On our way back (another mile and a half wading the water in the dark on a no moon night) I used his spinning gear and caught a ladyfish that was about 16 inch long appoximately. There were lots of ladyfish in a particular spot and we moved from there looking for redfish.

The next day I got tired of my fly gear and bought a baitcasting setup to throw 1/8 ounce jighead with plastic bodies. It was a 7 feet shimano rod rated for 1/4 to 3/4 ounce and an Abu RCN60 reel loaded with 8 pound test Yozuri hybrid line. We went to a different spot and I caught a nice redfish and my friend caught two that evening.

Saturday was sunny and windy and we were not able to get any fish during the day. That evening we spent at home (we stayed at his parents home during the trip) as we had to return the next morning.

Here is a pic of my friend with his redfish.



Here is a pic of me with my first and only redfish.



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Congrats bro some good catches there [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]


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Thanks guys. Here are a few pics of the location we fished.

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Nice Redfish Maruthu, we get them here as well, I wanted to give them a shot with some pop flies but have not so far. Got them on lures especially the vibros. They always seem to take when the lure drops, i.e. when you drop the vibro after a short retrieve. And every single Redfish I caught ran towards me and then away. Even my Brother who used to fish for them around New Orleans told me the same thing.


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Congrats!

Beautiful fish.

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Hi Maruthu,

Nice catch there.

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